Live Music with Massive Grass
Sweet n Savory Pub
Saturday, Aug. 30, 7-10 p.m.
The whole family will enjoy the neo-bluegrass sounds of Massive Grass, a band that combines rock ’n roll with mountain music. Admission is free; the Pub’s menu of food and drink is available for purchase. For more information call 910-679-8101 or visit www.thepubatsweetnsavory.com
It’s a Pirate Life for Kids
Learning Center: Pirate Invasion
Cape Fear Museum
Saturday, Aug. 30, 1-4 p.m.
Kids and parents will create and hoist their own Jolly Roger flag, get a pirate tattoo, build a pirate Lego ship, dress up like a privateer, learn how to tie knots aboard a ship and play pirate games. Tickets cost $4-$7. For more information call 910-798-4362 or visit www.capefearmuseum.com
A Day for the Birds
Passenger Pigeon Program
Wild Bird & Garden
Monday, Sept. 1, 5 p.m.
The passenger pigeon was once North America’s most abundant bird, but this Sept. 1 will mark its 100-year extinction. Wild Bird & Garden will celebrate the bird with a program that teaches its history and the factors that contributed to its extinction. Admission is free. For more information call 910-343-6001 or visit www.wildbirdgardeninc.com
River Education and Exploration
Black River Nature Cruise
USS North Carolina Battleship dock
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Participants will join coastal ecologist and author Andy Woods aboard the Black River Nature Cruise for a four-hour getaway and educational excursion of the Cape Fear River. Refreshments will be provided. Advanced tickets are required for $40-$55. For more information or to purchase tickets call 910-343-1611 or visit www.cfrboats.com